仁 (rén) – One day when I was in middle school, I suddenly realized that the more I read this character, the more interesting it became. This character has very few strokes, two on the left and two on the right. The radical on the left makes me think about “vertical and perspective”, and the part on the right makes me think about “parallel and extension”.
Moreover, this simple Chinese character has a very abstract and important meaning: care and love for the world.
Institut für Sprachen und Kulturen des Nahen Ostens und Ostasiens
Lehrstuhl für Sinologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte Chinas (Alexander von Humboldt-Professur)